A Handbook of the Mammals of India: A Natural History of all the Animals Known to Inhabit Indian Sub-continent (An Old and Rare Book)
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In this volume the author has recorded the results of his minute observations of a vast variety of vertebrates, classed as mammals - the carefree denizens of the dense forests and woodlands which clothed the hills, the plains and the mountains of India nearly a century ago. Mammals are warm-blooded, viviparous animals and are distinguished from birds as well as from the other vertebrated animals, by the possession of mammary glands, secreting a nutritious fluid called milk for the nourishment of their young and terminating outwardly in all (except one or two) by teats. They are also distinguished by a covering of hair, entire or partial. Mammals require to be placed first because they enjoy the most numerous faculties, the most delicate sensations, the most varied powers of motion.